She’s no stranger to battling illness, and it seems Robert Roberts will now face a fight with the bone marrow disease MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome).
The “Good Morning America” host has announced that she’ll receive a bone marrow transplant from her sister which should be all she needs.
Robin explained, “My doctors tell me I’m going to beat this- and I know it’s true. If you Google MDS, you may find some scary stuff, including statistics that my doctors insist don't apply to me. They say I'm younger and fitter than most people who confront this disease and will be cured."
Roberts added, "I am very fortunate to have a sister who is an excellent match, and this greatly improves my chances for a cure. I love what I do and the people with whom I do it. Along with my faith, family and friends, all of you at ABC News give me the motivation and energy to face this challenge."
"When I faced breast cancer, your prayers and good wishes sustained me, gave me such hope and played a major role in my recovery. In facing this new challenge, I ask humbly for more of your prayers and love – as I will keep you in my mine and update you regularly on my condition."